4th District of Budapest
Budapest IV. kerülete
Location of District IV in Budapest (shown in grey)
|Established||1 January 1950|
|• Mayor||Zsolt Wintermantel (Fidesz-KDNP)|
|• Total||18.82 km2 (7.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||5,396/km2 (13,980/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||negyedik kerületi ("4th districter")|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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Újpest (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈuːjpɛʃt]; German: Neu-Pest, English: New Pest) is the 4th District in Budapest, Hungary. It is located on the left bank of the Danube River. The name Újpest means "new Pest" because the city was formed on the border of the city of Pest, Hungary in 1838. Újpest was a village for 6 decades until 1907 when it became a town. In 1950, the town was unified with Budapest to form Greater Budapest. Since 1950, Újpest is the 4th District of Budapest.
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Isaac Lowy owned a shoe factory that he wanted to move to Pest but was unable to attain a settlement permit because he was Jewish. In 1835, he decided to create a new town where he would build the factory. North of Pest, there was an empty tract of land that was owned by the Károlyi nobles. Lowy bought the land; the deed included the right of religious freedom, the right to self-government, and the right to engage in business. By 1838, 13 Jewish families lived in Újpest; soon thereafter Christians began moving in.
Újpest is twinned with:
- Újpest FC, football team
- Újpesti Törekvés SE, football team
- Újpesti MTE, football team
- Újpesti TE (men's water polo)
- Újpesti TE (ice hockey)
- Julius Dessauer (b. 1832), rabbi and writer.
- Lipa Goldman (b. 1905) chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish Community.
- Yosef Goldman scholar and bookdealer.
- Olivér Halassy (1909–1946), water polo player and freestyle swimmer.
- Isaac Lowy (1793–1847), Hungarian industrialist and founder of Újpest.
- Alexander Rado (1899–1981), Soviet spy.
- Ferenc Szusza
- Ludwig Venetianer (1867–1922), rabbi and writer.
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